Monday, 13 October 2008

Gothic Arch challenge "Haute Couture"



This week the theme for the Gothic Arch challenge was haute couture. I love fashion, love all the gorgeous fabrics in beautiful colours. Anyway decided to use a Hampton Art stamp for the main image. Stamped image on white card and it hasn't come out clear on picture but lightly shaded background in lilac with colorbox inkpad and coloured image in aquatone pens. Stamped image again on fantasy fibre, cut out and mounted dress on image.

Have made another arch using the same stamp but this time used some backing paper for arch, lace stamp at the botttom and added ribbon embellishment and flower. Cut out stamped image and coloured using aquatone pens.

18 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow so beautiful arch.
Gorgeous work.

Ed said...

I love the clean simple lines, beautiful arch.

Mary-Beth said...

Oh this is lovely!!. I love that stamp and what you did to the skirt is fabulous.

herminesplace said...

Very elegant.

Moira said...

Lovely arches, both of them

Kersten said...

Both are quite lovely, but I'm partial to the second arch. I love all the b/w background detail and the brilliant yellow/orange dress. Very nice!

Femmy said...

beautiful work!!!

RubyMay said...

wow...wonderful arches and great stamping !

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Both of your arches are so beautiful, that view from behind is fetching!

purplepaint said...

Oh these are cool! You did 2 too!! :)

Heather Robinson said...

There is just something so very elegant about seeing just the back of this woman. You have used her so beautifully in both pieces.

Lesley said...

Fab arches Rachel, lovely image xx

Ann said...

Gorgeous arch Rachel - really stunning!! xx

Andrea said...

just stunning x

Linda said...

Fabulous arches sis, amazing how different the two stamps look being coloured differently! :)

Kimmie said...

Lovely arches! Amazing..same stamp, yet so different! Lovely stamp!

Sandrine said...

This is fabulous!! I love it!! Great job!

Judy said...

Missed these last week!! They are really stunning, showing so much elegance - beautiful!
JudyNZ